Sunday, September 25, 2022

Holiday Shaker

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I had such fun making this neutral shaker card using products from Stamp SimplyI am using both newly released Christmas products as well as some tried and true favorites! 


I made the background shaker to look like snow with the Snowflake Blessings Border Strip. I adhered the Tartan Plaid to kraft CS and then cut out a frame using the Square Nestabilities. Added the sentiment banner and the Buck popped up and tied string around the panel before adhering it to the 5.5" square kraft CS base.

You can see more about these products and many other fabulous designs on the Stamp Simply blog!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • kraft cardstock
  • clear sequins
  • foam strips/tape

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Christmas Release at Stamp Simply

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am excited to be sharing two CAS cards using products from the new Christmas release at Stamp Simply.

First up is this cute mitten card with a fun snowflake background. I love red and white!

Next up is a beautiful snowflake border stamp with one of the new word dies and an adorable stocking!

You can see more about these products and many other fabulous designs on the Stamp Simply blog!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Red, green, white cardstock
  • Clear sequins

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #553

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! C├ęcile is our hostess this week, with a fun artsy sketch.

I used one of my foliage dies from Poppy Stamps, and turned each one for interest. My sentiment is from The Greetery. I added some rhinestones from my stash for sparkle. The top and bottom of the panel is scored  stopping about half an inch from each end.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make!

This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 19. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Beautiful Autumn

Yesterday and today were absolutely lovely -- a sign that fall is on its way. Rain and thirty degrees cooler than earlier this week! So today I am sharing a fall card in Release Week #2 from Stamp Simply.


I created a print background using acrylic paints and bubble wrap. I stamped my images directly onto the dry background with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and then embossed with Clear EP to set the ink. A trio of rhinestones added sparkle. I love the contrast of the light pink card base with the bold print colors.


You can see more about the details of this card on the Stamp Simply blog today!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Light pink, black, white cardstock
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • acrylic paints
  • bubble wrap


Sunday, September 4, 2022

New Fall Release at Stamp Simply - and a Sale!

Today I am excited to share two cards using the new Fall release products from Stamp Simply

To begin I made two Distress Ink Oxide backgrounds using Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina, and Spiced Marmalade DOX. I stamped all images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.


The Sympathy Word Die is cut twice and layered with apricot and black cardstock to make it pop against the backgrounds. To finish, I added rhinestones for bling.


You can see more details and products on the Stamp Simply Blog today. Don't miss the Labor Day Sale going on now too!



Supplies from Stamp Simply:  

Other Supplies:

  • Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina, Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks
  • White, Apricot cardstock
  • Watercolor cardstock
  • Foam Tape



Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #551

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Kim is our hostess this week, with a great sketch to show off some of my hoarded patterned papers!


I used a gel print background, made with acrylic paints, and cut out my leafy leaf (SU!). I adjusted it a bit by moving some of the leaves to fit around my sentiment (The Greetery/Opposites Attract). I found some pretty prints in the Floral 6x6 pad from Echo Park, and stacked them on top. Finally, I added some sequins for bling.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make!

This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, September 5. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!


Sunday, August 28, 2022

A Blessing

Happy Sunday! Wow, did August fly or what? 

It seems like I was just waiting for my three grandkids to arrive on the 17th, and here it is the end of the month already. Well, we had a wonderful visit and it was such fun to have them at our house for the first time since February 2020 (my littlest wasn't even born yet and he turned 2 here a week ago today!).

I think everyone is wishing for the cool fall temps to get here (today it's 95), so I made a pretty fall tag to hurry them along using products available at Stamp Simply.

I started my tag by stenciling with various colors of Distress Oxide ink using the Flourish stencil (product links below). I then cut the Fall Foliage leaves from gel prints and backgrounds made with acrylic paints. I added spots of gold with Gold Leafing on some of the leaves. I added the Venise Lace and stamped circle sentiment, then added Latte pearls on the circle as well as on the tag itself. I tea dyed and crinkled my seam binding, and tied a double bow, fraying the edges.

Isn't that font gorgeous? So many wonderful sentiments for those in ministry - and many can be used for other occasions as well (like the one I chose!). This was a fun one to make - and I am looking forward to all of these colors soon! You can see more details about this tag on the Stamp Simply Blog today!

Stamp  Simply products:

Other

  • White & Pumpkin Cardstock
  • various Distress Oxide Inks
  • various acrylic paints
  • Stitched Circle Die
  • Gold Leafing
  • Distress tool (edges of tag)
  • Foam tape